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Leo Santa Cruz: I Will Stay on Top of Him

Leo Santa Cruz: I Will Stay on Top of Him

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by ...

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Chocolatito-Cuadras kickoff press conference

Chocolatito-Cuadras kickoff press conference

Photos: Chris Farina - K2 Promotions Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) and WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos "Principe" Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 ...

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Parker returns on Oct 1 against Dimitrenko

Parker returns on Oct 1 against Dimitrenko

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron IBF #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) will be back in action on ...

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Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Photos: Emily Harney Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing put on a five-bout card on Saturday night at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ...

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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten welterweight Fabian "TNT" Maidana (10-0, 7 KOs), brother of former world champion Marcos Maidana who was watching ...

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Boxing News

Jo Jo Dan to be released from hospital after broken jaw surgery

Canada-based Romanian fighter and WBC silver championship welterweight challenger Jo Jo Dan will be released on Tuesday from University Hospital in Trabzon, Turkey. On Sunday, surgeons successfully repaired his broken jaw, suffered Saturday night in round two of his close 12 round UD loss (113-112, 113-112, 115-111) to Selcuk Aydin. Gankor Promotions’ Chris Ganescu opined, “Our brave boxer fought a very competitive, action packed thrilling bout in front of 5000 mostly local fans of current WBC silver champion, Selcuk Aydin.” Although speech was difficult, Jo Jo Dan was able to say today: “If the jaw break hadn’t happened, I would have defeated Aydin. I was immediately aware of my injury but I felt I could continue and win the fight anyway. The official scores proved me wrong but I certainly came close.”

Dan will fly to Romania on Wednesday, November 30th for a well deserved vacation with his family. He is scheduled to land in Bucharest at 18:30 on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul. Ganescu added, “Jo Jo will certainly be out of action for an extended period. I think that he can start light fitness training again at the beginning of January 2012…and in three or four months he will certainly be well enough to begin selected light boxing training. I am proud of his gladiator performance. He will be back!”



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Ricardo Williams to face Carson Jones on December 15

Photo: Goossen Tutor Promotions

After ten straight victories, 2000 Olympic silver medalist Ricardo Williams (19-2, 10 KOs) will fight for his first professional title on December 15 when he takes on Carson Jones (32-8-2, 22 KOs) for the USBA welterweight championship at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Fighting for a title “means everything to me,” Williams says. “This is something I’ve been looking forward to my whole life. I’m extremely confident in my skills, and also in my father and other coaches to study Jones and formulate a game plan. Then all I need to do is execute it.”

Jones, however, says he’s not worried. “I am very familiar with Ricardo from his days being an Olympian to the bumps in his professional career. I’ve scored six straight knockouts and I don’t see Williams giving me any trouble at all. This fight will not be going the distance.”



November 29th, 2011


UFC

UFC updates

UFC 140 on Pay-Per-View: Extended Preview: Watch the extended preview of UFC 140: Jones vs Machida.

UFC140: Jones vs Machida – Defining Frank Mir: In a career of exhilarating highs and crippling lows, here are Frank Mir’s seven defining moments.

Cyber Monday Sale: It’s the biggest sale of the year! Cyber Monday on ufcstore.com. Save on t-shirts, Sherpa hoodies, DVDs and more!

Upcoming Events:
The Ultimate Fighter Finale – Sat. December 3 – Las Vegas, NV
UFC 140 Jones vs Machida – on Pay-Per-View Sat. December 10 – Toronto, Ontario

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November 28th, 2011

UFC

Countdown: Bisping’s most memorable moments

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

After a ten month absence and a coaching stint on season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter, Michael “The Count” Bisping returns on December 3rd to headline the TUF14 finale in Las Vegas in a five round bout against his coaching nemesis Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Here are his 12 most memorable moments . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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November 28th, 2011


Boxing News

Amir Khan: Fans will back me even in Lamont Peterson’s hometown

By Karl Freitag

He may be fighting in his opponent’s hometown, but unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan said during an international media conference call on Monday that he will be the fan favorite against #1 rated IBF contender Lamont Peterson on December 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC.

Amir Khan: I really think going into this fight, even though the fight is in Lamont Peterson’s backyard, I really think we will have more support than him. There’s a lot of fans coming from New York and close states near Washington DC and I really think we’ve have a bigger fanbase.

We’ve had some tough, tough sparring partners who have been very strong and not taking a step back, they’re probably tougher than fighting Lamont.

He brings a lot to the table, but we know exactly how to deal with that. We’ve got a game plan that we’re going to work on and hopefully we’ll take Lamont Peterson out of his game plan and beat him. That’s our job, to beat him and move on to bigger and better things.



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Pawel Wolak and Delvin Rodriguez planning for another barnburner

By Karl Freitag

During an international media conference call on Monday, world-rated junior middleweight contenders Pawel Wolak and Delvin Rodriguez both promised that Saturday’s rematch of their all-action draw from earlier this year will be another great fight.

Delvin Rodriguez: The first fight I was off about a year, so it took me a little bit to get into the rhythm. Pawel Wolak is a guy that jumps right on top of you from the first bell, but this time I’m feeling much better. I know his style. I’ve been working longer, so I think there are going to be a lot of differences in this fight. It’s going to be a good fight because you’ve got two different styles. He puts pressure a lot, he likes to stay on top of you. How do you keep somebody off you? You’ve got to let those combinations go and hit him hard. So that’s what makes it a good fight.

Pawel Wolak: I hope to bring same style of fighting I brought for the first fight. Of course, I’ve got to be smarter. I’m always going to be aggressive. I’m here to fight. I’m a fighter and I’m going to fight hard. Obviously there’s got to be some changes and things you can improve on, you’ve got to evolve, you’ve got to get better, there no question about it. I had a longer camp than I’ve ever had in my life, my body’s ready, my body is in shape and I think it’s going to be a great fight. I know he’s trained his butt off, so we’re going to settle it finally on Saturday.

Wolak (29-1-1, 19 KOs), from Rockaway, NJ, and Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KOs), of Danbury, Conn, will renew their in-ring hostilities on the pay-per-view undercard of Cotto-Margarito II on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Margarito media day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Antonio Margarito arrives for his media day at the Kingsway Gym in New York for his upcoming highly anticipated world championship rematch against Miguel Cotto, Saturday, December 3, at Madison Square Garden. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Click here for more photos…



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Agbeko vs Mares: The Fight You Missed

A look back at the first controversial match between Joseph Agbeko and Abner Mares reveals a fast and furious slugfest. Watch two of the world’s best bantamweights in action before their December 3rd rematch.



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Prizefighter returns February 11; light welters take center stage

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport have announced that Prizefighter will be held for the first time at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England. Prizefighter Light-Welterweights II will take place February 11. The early line-up sees Wolverhampton’s English and British title challenger Dean Harrison, English Welterweight champion Adil Anwar and Liverpool’s British Lightweight challenger John Watson and undefeated 20-0 rising star Tyrone Nurse all gunning for the £32,000 winner’s cheque. This will be the 23rd edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament.



November 28th, 2011

Feature Story

Green-Wlodarczyk Final Presser

Report and photos by Brett Bonetti

Danny “The Green Machine” Green (31-4, 27 KOs) and Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (45-2-1, 35 KOs) held a final press conference at Challenge Stadium in Perth Australia ahead of their highly anticipated WBC World Cruiserweight title fight this Wednesday November 30th.

There was high praise for Green from well respected agent and matchmaker Don Majeski from the US. Majeski said that Green could be fighting for a place in the Boxing Hall of Fame should he defeat Wlodarczyk on Wednesday. Majeski, said victory for Green in his first fight after a stoppage loss to Antonio Tarver in July would put him on the cusp of boxing greatness. “I think this is the measuring point whether Danny Green becomes a Hall of Fame fighter or not,” Majeski said. (more…)



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Helenius, Braekhus media work-out in Helsinki

The Nordic Nightmare Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) and female champ Cecilia Braekhus (18-0, 4 KOs) today participated in a media work-out at the P3 Boxing Gym in Helsinki, Finland. On Saturday, Helenius will clash with Dereck Chisora (15-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant European Heavyweight Title, while Braekhus will put her WBA/WBC/WBO female welterweight titles on the line against Kuulei Kupihea (7-1, 2 KOs). “It’s good to be back home,” Helenius said. “We have trained very hard in Germany. We will use the last days to get ready mentally and physically. It will be a difficult fight but with Ulli Wegner in my corner nothing can go wrong.” (more…)



November 28th, 2011

UFC

The Blueprint: Bisping vs. Miller

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

Not to beat a dead horse, but this Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter 14 finale main event between coaches Michael Bisping and Jason “Mayhem” Miller, just like many others, is about one man keeping it on the feet and the other taking it to the ground. Brilliant, I know. But that is the reality for most fights, particularly when one man has a significant edge on the feet and the other on the ground. . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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November 28th, 2011

UFC

UFC returns to Japan with Edgar vs. Henderson

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced the full fight card today of the organization’s return to the birthplace of mixed martial arts. This highly anticipated event, the first in Asia under Zuffa ownership, features an epic lightweight title fight pitting champion Frankie Edgar against former WEC Champion Benson Henderson. UFC® JAPAN: EDGAR vs. HENDERSON will take place at the Saitama Super Arena, in suburban Tokyo, on Sunday, February 26 . . . Click here for more
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November 28th, 2011

Feature Story

Jermain Taylor, Andre Dirrell comeback fights land at the Morongo Casino in Cabazon, Calif

By Francisco Salazar
Photo: Fightwireimages.com

Former unified middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor will fight Jessie Nicklow on December 30th at the Morongo Casino Resort in Cabazon, CA, Lou DiBella confirmed to Fightnews.com on Sunday evening. It will be the first time Taylor will step inside the ring since his 12th round knockout loss to Arthur Abraham in October of 2009. The card, which will headline a “ShoBox: The New Generation” card was originally scheduled for the Verizon Arena in Little Rock, AR, Taylor’s hometown. However, the fight card was moved to the Southern California desert and it is one day before the double world title bouts that will take place in Anaheim, CA, about an hour an half drive to the west of the Morongo Casino. (more…)



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Erik Morales’ next bout confirmed for January 2012

By Francisco Salazar
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Newly-crowned world title holder Erik Morales will return to the ring in January, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com on Friday. There had been speculation of Morales possibly facing Floyd Mayweather in 2012, but Gomez put those rumors to rest with the announcement of Morales’ next fight. Gomez said that Morales will make a voluntary defense of the world title belt he won in September, stopping previously-unbeaten Pablo Cesar Cano at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. Gomez also told Fightnews that Morales’ bout will take place somewhere in Mexico. “We don’t have an opponent yet for Erik or where the fight will take place,” said Gomez from Mexico City, where he was in town for Saul Alvarez’s fight against Kermit Cintron that took place on Saturday. “We’re still working with Televisa as they will dictate where and when the fight will take place.” All indications of Morales starting to train for the proposed bout in January were confirmed on his twitter page (@terrible100), tweeting on Sunday that he would take an approximately 50-minute run on Monday.



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC featherweight king Jhonny Gonzalez defends against Roinet Caballero Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

Mexican WBC world featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez made 129 pounds and his Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero made 132 on Saturday during the WBC’s mandatory pre weigh-in one week before their fight. Gonzalez (50-7, 44 KOs) and Caballero (31-10-1, 22 KOs) collide on Saturday in Mexico City at the Centro Banamex. The bout can be seen in the United States onn ESPN Deportes.



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Jeff Ellis presents annual “Christmas Cracker” tournament

By Ron Jackson

Jeff Ellis of African Ring in association with Golden Gloves Promotions presents a six bout bill at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on his annual “Christmas Cracker” box and dine tournament, on Wednesday night. Heading the bill in an eight round lightweight bout is the crowd pleasing Warren Joubert 18-2-3; 11 up against the durable Koos Sibiya 9-8-2; 1. The busy Joubert has remained unbeaten in four fights this year and should have the edge against Sibiya. (more…)



November 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Helenius hits Helsinki

The Nordic Nightmare Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) has arrived in Helsinki. On December 3, he will clash with Dereck Chisora for the vacant European Heavyweight Title. Helenius, pictured with Team Sauerland sports director Hagen Doering, was greeted by numerous TV stations and photographers upon his arrival at Helsinki airport. Ever since knocking out three former world champions, he is a superstar in Finland.

WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin and challenger Cedric Boswell will arrive tomorrow. EPIX will broadcast the night of the heavyweights in the US.



November 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Selcuk Aydin calls out Mayweather, Alexander; JoJo Dan suffered a broken jaw in the bout

Photo: S. Yamada / ARENA

WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin has commented on his win over Jo Jo Dan on Saturday night in Trabzon, Turkey, “I am happy that I could prove that I am the better man,” said Aydin. “My goal was to knock him out but he is a tough guy. He took a lot of punishment and kept on fighting back. You can’t force a knockout. If it doesn’t happen it just doesn’t happen. Still I dominated the fight and won clearly. Now I’m ready for the next step. I have been waiting for a long time to get my hands on the world championship. I have no problem coming to the United States to fight one of the big names. Whoever crosses my way will end up just like brave Jo Jo. Floyd Mayweather, Devon Alexander – stop hiding, come fight me!”

Dan had to spend the night at University hospital in Trabzon where he underwent surgery to repair a broken jaw on Sunday. It is suspected that he suffered the injury in round four and he toughed out the last eight rounds with a broken jaw.



November 27th, 2011

UFC

Video: Jones vs. Machida preview

UFC 140 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 10!


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November 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Jones’ trainer Vaughn Jackson says Lujan will not slow down their drive to the world title

Trainer Vaughn Jackson has seen, from the very first day of training over six years ago, the potential in Mike Jones. Now Jones is just one step away from realizing that potential. If the Philadelphia welterweight can defeat two-time world title challenger Sebastian Lujan in a scheduled 12-round IBF eliminator on the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito card on Dec. 3 at Madison Square Garden, Jones is guaranteed a shot at the vacant IBF belt.

“We finally have a plan of attack for Mike,” said Jackson, also of Philadelphia. “This fight with Lujan will get us one step closer to a title. After we beat him, we’ll be happy to face Randall Bailey, who already has said that he’s eager to fight us for the title early next year. After that, we’ll be ready for anyone–Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz– you name them and we have a plan to beat them all.” (more…)



November 27th, 2011

UFC

TUF coaches – by the numbers

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

On December 3rd, four fighters will compete for two UFC contracts in the season finale of The Ultimate Fighter’s 14th season. Yet while the focus is primarily on the fighters at this time, being the coach of the winning competitor is also a prestigious honor, and over the past 14 seasons, UFC Hall of Famers, champions, and top contenders have held the reins for the hopefuls trying to fight their way into the Octagon . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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November 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Chaves/Maciel stop foes

In the 12 round main event Saturday night (#4 WBO, #5 WBA y #15 IBF) ranked and unbeaten welterweight Diego Chaves (20-0, 16 KOs) of Argentina spectacularly stopped countryman Jorge Miranda (44-13, 16 KOs) in round 3 at the patinódromo del Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield, in Buenos Aires, Argentina to retain his WBO latino title.

WBO #12 and former middleweight title challener Javier Maciel (20-2, 13 KOs) of Argentina easily dispatched Néstor Faccio (15-4-2, 9 KOs) of Uruguay in less than one round in the co-feature. Maciel valiently dropped a competitive decision to current world champion Dmitry Pirog earlier this past March in Pirog’s native Russia. The event was promoted by Mario Margossian. more photos



November 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Humberto Soto halts Adailton De Jesus in four

Former three-division world champion Humberto Soto (57-7-2, 34 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Adailton De Jesus on Saturday night in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Soto dropped De Jesus at the end of round three and the bout was stopped 26 second into the fourth with Soto on the attack. He is now campaigning in the jr welterweight division.

In other action, 37-year-old former WBC lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) stopped Sammy Ventura (26-22, 20 KOs) in round two.



November 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Results from downtown Los Angeles

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

Lightweight Javier Garcia won a four round unanimous decision over Hugo Ramos before a boisterous crowd at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night. With his uncle, former world champion Robert Garcia, in his corner, Garcia (7-2-1, 6 KO’s) was able to land with straight right hands to the head of Ramos. Undaunted, Ramos, usually a brawler, countered Garcia with right hands to the head. However, Garcia was able to land with left hooks to the body of Ramos (3-10-2), who tired in the final round. However, Ramos could have the distinction of being the first fighter to take the hard-hitting Garcia the distance. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Garcia, with scores of 40-36, 40-36, and 39-37. Fightnews.com scored the bout 39-37 in favor of Garcia. (more…)



November 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Saul Alvarez hammers Kermit Cintron; wins by fifth round TKO

By Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez and Alma Montiel

WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over former world champion Kermit Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Plaza Mexico in Mexico City. Good performance by Alvarez, who dropped Cintron with a right hand in round four and Cintron barely made it back to his corner after the bell. The bout was stopped by referee Hector Afu after more power shots in round five. Time was 2:53. Alvarez dominated the whole fight and the end of round number four, all three judges had the fight 40-35 on the cards.

In thrilling 154lb clash, unbeaten Gilberto Ramirez (20-0, 18 KOs) rose from the canvas to score a fifth round TKO over Samuel Miller (24-5, 21 KOs), in what was his third title defense of WBC youth world junior middleweight belt.

Former WBA super welterweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida (23-6-2, 9 KOs) scored a brutal first round TKO over Edson Espinoza, who was dropped with a right to the chin and was unable to stand up. It was Ishida’s first fight since his shock first round KO of James Kirkland.

Unbeaten super flyweight (18-0-1, 10 KOs) Leo Santa Cruz won by TKO 3 over Jorge Romero. Click here for more photos…



November 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Jorge Arce defeats Angky Angkota to win WBO bantamweight championship

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

In a grudge rematch, multi-division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (59-6-2, 45 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Angky Angkota (25-6, 15 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO bantamweight title on Saturday in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Arce launched a brutal, sustained all-out attack on Angkota in round three, but Angkota somehow survived and left Arce largely punched out. Angkota staggered Arce in round eight and had “Travieso” hanging on. Arce caught a second wind in the eleventh round and both fighters landed hard shots in the final rounds. Scores were 118-110, 118-110, 117-111.

With the win Arce becomes the first Mexican fighter to win world titles in five divisions (counting one interim title at 112lbs). The bout was a rematch of the six round technical decision won by Arce in January 2010 after Ankota was cut by an accidental headbutt.

Earlier, in an IBF super flyweight eliminator, former world champion Alberto “Topo” Rosas (36-6, 27 KOs) scored a twelve round majority decision over Zolani Tete (15-2, 13 KOs). Rosas was very aggressive and took the fight to Tete the entire twelve rounds, while Tete landed some good combinations when he wasn’t fending off Rosas’ punches. Rosas won by scores of 115-112, 115-112 and 113-113. Click here for more photos…



November 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Broner blows out Rodriguez to win WBO 130lb title

By Brian Grammer and Sean Tibbetts at ringside
Photos: Pat Lovell – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

In a night filled with devastating knockouts, none was no more valuable than Adrien Broner’s as he won his first world title, the WBO junior lightweight championship, Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. Broner, who is now 20-0 with 18 KOs, drove WBO # 6 Martin Rodriguez (34-3-1, 18 KOs) between the ropes with a crushing left hook, with referee Frank Garza reaching the count of ten at 1:47 in the third round. (more…)



November 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto NYC Arrival

Photos: Ed Keenan/Top Rank

Miguel Cotto arrives with ‘Team Cotto’ in New York for his upcoming highly-anticipated world championship rematch against Antonio Margarito, Saturday, December 3, at Madison Square Garden. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Click here for more photos…



November 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Russell demolishes Ruiz; Wilder destroys Long

By Brian Grammer and Sean Tibbetts at ringside

Featherweight Gary Russell Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs) scored a devastating knockout victory over veteran Heriberto Ruiz (48-12-2, 30 KOs) at 2:12 in the first round on Saturday night an Cincinnati, Ohio. Russell, the southpaw 2008 Olympian, consistently found a home for his right hand over the top of Ruiz’ bodywork. Early in the round, Russell caught Ruiz against the ropes and stunned him with a right hook and as Ruiz attempted to work up from the body to Russell’s head, Russell fired a whistling right hook to Ruiz’ jaw, turning out the lights.

One punch was all 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder (20-0, 20 KOs) needed against tough journeyman heavyweight David Long (11-2-2, 7 KOs). Both fighters danced about the ring for a few moments, working up a sweat and with one big right hand to the jaw, Wilder knocked out Long, who never saw the punch coming. Physicians tended to Long for a few minutes in the ring, however, he was able to make to the dressing room under his own power. Time of the stoppage, 1:17 of the first round. (more…)



November 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Salvador Sanchez II retains WBC Cabofe title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In the toughest fight of his career, Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II (27-4-3, 15 KOs) won by twelve round split decision against Colombian Alexander Monterrosa (17-8-3, 10 KOs) to retain his WBC Cabofe title in front of 7,000 boxing fans in the Plaza Mexico. Sanchez II recovered from an eighth round knockdown, showing courage and determination in a late rally that earned him a 115-112, 115-113 verdicy on two cards. Monterrosa was up 115-112 on the third card. “It was a tough fight, but that was expected and I gave my best tonight,” said Sanchez II. “This is a sacred place and for my fans I have to do my best to contunue my career and be a challenger for a world crown. I hope in 2012 to have good fights and achieve my goal.”



November 26th, 2011

Announcement

Ron Lyle passes away at 70

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Exciting former heavyweight contender Ron Lyle has unfortunately passed away at the age of 70 in Denver, Colorado, after complications from a sudden stomach ailment.

Lyle fought Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title in 1975 and his knockdown filled brawl with George Foreman the following year is considered to be one of the greatest bouts in boxing history. Possibly the hardest-punching fighter of his era, Lyle had a career mark of 43-7-1, with 31 KOs. Fightnews sends our deepest sympathies to Ron Lyle’s family and friends.



November 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Selcuk Aydin beats Jo-Jo Dan again; this time there is no doubt

By Karl Freitag

Photo: S. Yamada / ARENA

In a rematch, unbeaten WBC Silver welterweight belt holder Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Ionut “Jo-Jo Dan” Ion (29-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Spor Salonu in Trabzon, Turkey. Dan fought more aggressively than the first fight, and Aydin was happy to mix it up. Just like in the first fight, Dan was down in round one. Aydin landed the heavier shots while Dan was busier for the rest of the bout. Aydin dropped Dan again in round eleven. Aydin was deducted a point in round twelve by referee Massimo Barrovecchio. In the end, the knockdowns made the difference as Aydin won 113-112, 113-112, 115-111. Aydin won their first fight by controversial split decision in June 2010.

Heavyweight Ondrej Pala (30-2, 21 KOs) took a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Darnell “The Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson (24-13-3, 20 KOs). Pala was in command all the way en route to a 120-111, 118-110, 118-110 win.

Heavyweight prospect Erkan Teper (7-0, 5 KOs) successfully stepped up in class to stop late sub Cisse Salif (24-19-2, 21 KOs) in two rounds. Teper dropped Salif in round two and the bout was waved off after Teper’s follow-up barrage.

IBF #15 middleweight Benjamin Simon (22-1, 21 KOs) made short work of Ruslan Rodivich (8-5, 8 KOs) knocking him out in the first round.



November 26th, 2011

Feature Story

Green-Wlodarczyk Open Training Session

Report and photos by Brett Bonetti

Three Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green and Current WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk both looked in excellent condition during an open training session in front of family, friends and media today at “The Ring” Boxing Gym in Northbridge, Perth. (more…)



November 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Zsolt Erdei gears up for IBF title challenge

Photos: Marianne Muller

Zsolt Erdei went through the first week of his preparation time in Germany successfully. Under the guidance of his coach Fritz Sdunek and his physical coach Zoltan Klink he continued his preparations and he made his first effective sparring sessions and continues his special fitness programm.

Zsolt Erdei: “It’s was a first week of sparring here in Cologne. I had the best conditions in the Felix-Sturm-Gym to start this phase. Thanks for the help by the Felix Sturm team! Coach Fritz Sdunek and I had harmony immediately. Now the intensive training for the next five weeks can go on – I’m in a good mood, in best condition. I’m focused and prepared for this great challenge on New Years Eve against the IBF champ Tavoris Cloud in Anaheim!” (more…)



November 26th, 2011




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